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Community college president's leaked email shows plan to trade political support for state fundsOpen in a New Window

A leaked email shows a community college president's attempt to pressure a governor for $20 million in state funds -- even though the college had already finished the project for which the money was appropriated.


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An email from College of DuPage president Robert Breuder


2 Christian colleges win Title IX exemptions that give them the right to expel transgender studentsOpen in a New Window

Many were surprised when a Christian college won exemption from Title IX so it could bar a transgender student from housing. Two more Christian colleges have now received exemptions -- giving them the right to subject transgender students to expulsion.


U.S. House votes to change college tax breaks, boost student loan counselingOpen in a New Window

Lawmakers' overhaul of higher education tax benefits gives colleges and universities things to cheer and protest. They also approve a bill to boost student loan counseling. 

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At Senate hearing aimed at states' role in college affordability, Indiana attorney general points finger at fedsOpen in a New Window

At Senate hearing, state and federal officials point fingers at one another when discussing who can fix issues of college cost and access.


Study finds impact of pre-tenure status on publication rates at Korean universitiesOpen in a New Window

In South Korea, publication rates change with tenure, study finds.

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Debate renews over Confucius InstitutesOpen in a New Window

AAUP urges universities to terminate or renegotiate contracts for Chinese-government funded centers of language and culture. With about 90 Confucius Institutes established in U.S., will it have an impact?

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Inaugural ceremony for Confucius Institute at U. of Southern Maine


House approves bills on competency-based education, college information siteOpen in a New Window

Taking its first votes on renewing the key higher education law, House lawmakers unanimously approve legislation to boost federal support of competency-based education. But full reauthorization remains far off.


Universities with study abroad programs in Israel weigh the risksOpen in a New Window

With conflict in Gaza ongoing, some universities with study abroad programs in Israel suspend programs while others stay the course.

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Rothberg International School of Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Homework, conferences and research assignments await Gates grant recipientsOpen in a New Window

Grant recipients of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation round up their leadership teams -- and completed homework assignments -- and head to Washington for a nearly three-day workshop.

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As number of gay presidents increases, they try to pave way for othersOpen in a New Window

As their numbers increase, they are stepping up efforts to further break a glass ceiling for LGBTQ academics.

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